Transformers Quest 19: Death MarchPastebinhttp://pastebin.com/u/Telechan4Twitterhttps://twitter.com/JoeBobotronSnub-nosed pistols, long barreled rifles, scatterblasters, and scrapmaker machine guns. Thermal swords, blast shields, and a sonic mace. You optics pass over all of them, lining the wall from floor to ceiling. You stand there, a blue/black bruise in the otherwise white room, a sneer on your face.You could put someone away for multiple lifetimes for all this illegal weaponry. For a Cybertronian, that was saying something."Hey chief you coming?" Gyro calls from inside a suit of blocky power armour. It was massive, nearly twice your height and almost as broad as it was tall, a large mace forms its left hand."Forget him." Doublecross says from next to her. The grey transformer was decked out in enough guns to supply ten times your number and a pair of thermal swords were clutched in his dragon-headed hands.The two of them were currently flanking the doorway out, though it was just a hole since you tore the armoured door out. Just inside are the smoking wrecks of several security drones who had charged in guns blazing."I'll catch up." You growl, not sparing Gyro or the punk a glance. Just outside your sensors detect a dozen other drones with more coming into range every second."Try not to rust in place." Doublecross says then gestures for Gyro to move.The suits' front hatch closes with a hiss and the large green armour turns. It tears the door frame wide open then charges out into a hail of bright gunfire. The grey monsterbot whoops in delight then rushes out after her.>(continued)
>>35158502The compartments on your outer thighs pop open and you pull out the pair pistols you own. Placing them on the rack you take a pair of Pathblaster pistols, thick barreled and heavy, from the rack. Wires connect your palms to their grips and you get a reading on them. They are in perfect working order.You holster them and turn towards the door and the firefight going on outside in the hallway.Your face may not show it, but you feel good.Then your comm chimes.>Answer, it's probably Astroclaw again.>Ignore it, you have a battle to join.>Other (please specify)
>>35158536>>Answer, it's probably Astroclaw again.Pretty sure gyro could handle this entirely on her own
>Answer, it's probably Astroclaw again.
So telechan, it seems like every time you try to schedule on a thursday it ends up running on saturday. Maybe just give up on thursdays?
>>35158812Yeah I might have to.>>35158743>>35158780With a sigh you answer the comm. "Astroclaw?""Hey! Good good, we are forming bond rather quickly hmm? Quick, what am I thinking right now?"You stand silently for a moment. Outside the sounds of tearing metal, blaster and cannon fire, and loud crashes can be heard."Well?"The sound of your teeth grinding can be heard over the comm."...right. WELL. Moving on. Now, do you still want to tango with my servant?""That's the plan.""That won't do. Not at all. See I have sunk quite a bit of my time and resources into the brute. And into you. Can't have you go destroying one another hmm? So I offer a compromise!"There is a thunderous crash as Gyro falls through the wall. Five security drones and a goliath cling to her Aegis Armour, another goliaths' crushed hull grasped in one hand.With a groan of its powerful servos the armour flips itself over flattening most of the drones and tossing the crumpled goliath past you and into the far wall."What kind of compromise?" You ask."Well, you can have those toys your taking for one. Enjoy the fruits of my labor!"Gyro sweeps the armours' mace around and smashes the second goliath to pieces, then crawls awkwardly back out into the hall."Secondly. The reason for your current mess. The one involving the drones and shuttle, not this whole mess that is you being here, is an accomplice of mine. I'm sure you know him. Goes by the apt name of Swindle. Well he got understandably skittish when your friends arrived. 'Jumped the gun.' Panicked, as it were. Well he has co-opted my security network for his own use. I'd like you to stop him."Your frown deepens. "How is that a compromise?""He is a bad, bad 'bot.">"Listen here wacko, we're gonna find Carnage and tear him a new one. Then I'm coming for you.">"Just what is Swindle doing here?">"That doesn't make any sense. You are insane.">"And I believe you why?">Other (please specify)
>>35159538>Other (please specify)Tell me the actual reason you repaired me and I'll think about it
>"Just what is Swindle doing here?"
>>35159822>>35159861"Just what is Swindle doing here?" You ask."Moving product. Bringing supplies. I use rare materials in my experiments, materials that have been hard to come by as of late.""So your gonna sell your supplier out? That doesn't inspire trust.""He has... outlived his usefulness."Your scratch your chin. "Right.""Problems are meant to be solved, Kracken."You hear more explosions coming from outside."Tell me the actual reason you repaired me and I'll think about it.""Nnnnnnoooo. No I don't think ssso. You'll jussst need to have faith in my generosssity." You smell a whole lot of misdirection going on.>Might as well go after Swindle and get some answers from him.>Ignore the crazy 'bot, until you can get up close and personal.>Go help the other finish the fight then ask for their thoughts on the matter.>Other (please specify)
>>35160286>>Go help the other finish the fight then ask for their thoughts on the matter.I'll take it under advisement. Hit it again.
>>35160286>Go help the other finish the fight then ask for their thoughts on the matter.Let's finnish this fight first, then get Gyro's thoughts on the matter.
>>35160286"I'll consider it." You say then turn off the comm before he replies.Grumbling about loose screwed spawns-of-glitches you stroll out through the hole Gyro put in the wall. Scrap metal slides under your feet. The scene that greets you is one of intense violence. Dozens of security drones and goliaths litter the floor, broken hulls and sparking limbs smoking.Gyro and Doublecross are nowhere in sight but you can hear the commotion they are causing from up ahead.Rushing up and around a corner you find them surrounded by eight more drones and engaging a pair of Cybertronians. Cyclopean heads and clawed hands mark them as convicts who underwent empurata.One manages to duck under Doublecrosses blades and gouge his side while the other rides on top of Gyros' armour.>Lay into the drones.>Open fire on the Cybertronian on Gyro.>Teleport and help Doublecross.>Transform and attack someone(who)>Other (please specify)
>>35161053>>Open fire on the Cybertronian on Gyro.I'm sure doublecross is fine.
>>35161053>Open fire on the Cybertronian on GyroGotta get used to these new guns.
>>35161053>Open fire on the Cybertronian on Gyro.Dakka?... It's finally here... I need a moment
>>35161180>>35161232You march towards the fight with a scowl on your face and your trigger fingers flexing.Gyro swings the power armour around, trying to dislodge the Cybertronian with no success. She does stomp on one of the drones currently firing into the side of the armour at point blank.Your thigh compartment pop open and you draw your new pistols.>Roll 10d100 Dexterity, Ranged Combat
Rolled 6, 47, 59, 37, 63, 48, 85, 17, 59, 82 = 503 (10d100)>>35161337>10d100Holy shit mang
Rolled 77, 58, 11, 6, 52, 62, 25, 12, 59, 36 = 398 (10d100)>>35161337time to shoot some bitches
Rolled 79, 94, 88, 11, 63, 76, 90, 93, 26, 6 = 626 (10d100)>>35161337It's beautiful.
Rolled 57, 98, 11, 48, 1, 64, 94, 60, 8, 12 = 453 (10d100)>>35161337And let the good times roll.
>>35161390>only 8 suxI think it actually makes things worse
>>35161399Isn't low good though
>>35161487yeah, but he got a 98 and a 94
>>35161372>Rolled eight success! Crit Success!You swing the heavy guns up, glare down the sights, and pull the triggers.The first two shots slam into its sides, the impacts bending the criminal sideways for a third shot to punch clean through they're head.Knowing a kill shot when you see it you quickly lower one gun and put your fourth shot into a drone, blasting it into its fellows and bowling two others over.>>ER 143/175The one Doublecross is facing shouts in alarm, giving Doublecross an opening to cut off one of his arms. The limb, one end red hot from the thermal blade, is sent arcing through the air.The other drones turn to address the new threat only for the Aegis Tank Armours' mace to sweep through them, crushing two and shattering half of a third.>Continue firing on the drones.>Try and get a clean shot on the Cybertronian fighting Doublecross.>Try and take the last criminal prisoner.>Other (please specify)
Hey just had a couple requests come through.
>>35161737>Try and take the last criminal prisoner.
>>35161737>Continue firing on the drones.
>>35161881Shit forgot there was 8 drones originally Changing to >Continue firing
>>35161812>>35161827Friggin' sweet. Looks kinda like a shark beetle in the second though, what with the legs.Saved.>>35161992>>35162052The remaining drones open fire on Gyro but the shots do nothing. The energy pulses of their rifles splash off the armour. Behind them Doublecross and the criminal continue to dance around each other, thermal blades meeting hardened claw."Gyro, grab that 'bot." You shot and level your guns on the drones.>Roll 10d100 Dexterity, Ranged Combat
Rolled 20, 9, 88, 13, 79, 33, 18, 31, 30, 27 = 348 (10d100)>>35162339BRACE FOR GUN-KATA!
>>35162339I mention something about the tentacles turning into the limbs, is probably why. I didn't have a proper description to give him, since it hasn't shown up in quest.
>>351623819 successes. Good work, dice.
Rolled 44, 4, 77, 50, 10, 36, 90, 54, 35, 83 = 483 (10d100)>>35162339
Rolled 16, 55, 57, 17, 49, 17, 35, 92, 30, 4 = 372 (10d100)>>35162339
Rolled 37, 42, 95, 84, 11, 49, 83, 81, 1, 76 = 559 (10d100)>>35162339
>>35162384Ah. Still cool.>>35162417>Rolled 9 succes! Crit Success!Firing once again you blast two more drones from their feet and sliding back into the remaining two. The four land in a heap under Gyros' heavy foot. Oil and energon spray out from their crushed bodies.>>ER 167/175The Aegis Armour ignores them and reaches out to grab the criminal, snatching them away from Doublecross before his blades bisects them.You holster your guns and stroll up. On your way you dip your finger into the energon covering the wall and taste it."Come on let me have 'em!" Doublecross yells while attempting to menace the cyclopean face of the Aegis Armour with his swords. The hole in his side seems superficial."Oh calm down." Gyros' voice comes from the speakers in the suits shoulders, loud and blaring.The Cybertronian in her massive hand struggles vainly. From what you saw he was predominatly green and black, with yellow highlights hear and there. His head is the same rectangular, cyclpoean deal you had seen on so many others punished by empurata. His remaining claw batters the arm ineffectually.>"Tell me who you work for and why your here.">"Ease up Doublecross, we need info.">Other (please specify)
>>35162849>"Ease up, Doublecross. I have this."Proceed to slooowly eat him, biting off inches at a time from his good arm, until he talks.
>>35162849>"Ease up Doublecross, we need info."Down boy no!
>>35162888Well, no need to just start munching right away. Just the threat of it should be sufficient. If he doesn't start talking we transform and start nibbling on his fallen friend.
>>35162849>>"Tell me who you work for and why you're here."
>>35162849>"Tell me who you work for and why your here."
>>35162888>>35162942>>35163024>>35163190Placing a placating hand on Doublecrosses' shoulder you push him back. The two of you lock optics, then he huffs, turns and buries a sword in the wall."You." You say while turning to your captive and pointing a finger at him."Tell me who your boss is and why you're here.""Rust off." He hear her say. There is some banging as her feet kick at the Aegis in futility. "Right." You growl. You proceed to transform and crawl up the Aegis. Your tentacles wrap around the massive arm and slowly ensnare the criminals' free claw and head.You bring an optic to hers' and snap your jaws and rev your teeth."Start talking." The low rumbling of your altmodes' voice vibrates the entire arm.>Roll 4d100 Courage, Intimidate
Rolled 77, 9, 55, 21 = 162 (4d100)>>35163381
Rolled 12, 11, 61, 80 = 164 (4d100)>>35163381
Rolled 92, 11, 92, 43 = 238 (4d100)>>35163381
Rolled 72, 58, 82, 82 = 294 (4d100)>>35163381
>>35163381You know what would be fucking terrifying if we rolled The brute class and still went with the Kracken design at that point we'd be Leviathan
>>35163410>Rolled 4 successes!You slowly open your maw and bring it over her head, the whining screech of your teeth filling the air."OK! Primus, alright! I'll talk."You snap your jaws shut just in front of her face."Excellent." You rumble.The criminals' single optic is a pinprick in fright and her claws opens and closes nervously."Ok so, I... we're here to deliver cargo. Then Swindle shouts, 'Slag it's Magnus!' so he has us go and wreck the ship that was in the eastern hanger while he hacked the security."You are about to say something but she cuts you off."Then that other ship shows up and starts blowing things up and we figure it ain't Magnus cause he always demands we surrender before he blows everything to scrap..."And she rants on about leaving the big guy, the destroyer you presume, behind while the two of them snuck off."Wait," You finally interrupt her. "Schematics show only two hangers and there is no other ships in them. How'd you get here?"She gets visibly more agitated at that."W-well..."There's a screech as your teeth rev up again."Space bridge!" She yells."What? Really?" Gyro asks."Yeah, in the energon reserve. Thing eats energy like no bodies business." She struggles in the Aegises' hold."What's a space bridge?" You ask."Long range teleporter." Gyro says. "One was responsible for the disapearence of the Ark and Nemeses.">"The slag, what are you talking about?">"So what, they can keep moving forces onto the station? We need to take control of it.">"Where's Swindle now? We need to get him to turn off the security.">"Just what cargo are you transporting?">"What do you know about this place?">Other (please specify)
>>35164025>"The slag, what are you talking about?"Dissa who now of the what?
>>35164025>>"Where's Swindle now? We need to get him to turn off the security."
>>35164090"The slag, what are you talking about?""The end of the war." You hear from behind you. Turning you see Doublecross leaning against the wall. "Or at least, the war as we knew it."You transform and stand on the Aegis' arm, glaring down at the Monsterbot. He shoves off the wall and gestures with his odd hands in a way you believe is meant to be grand and sweeping."See, while the Autobots were planning to leave on the Ark Megatron had his own ship built, called the Nemesis. Thing was HUGE. That`s not all. Shockwave had been tinkering with old tech. Built himself a 'space bridge' as the ancients called it. Basically it makes portals to anywhere in the galaxy.""And the disappearance?""Getting to that. See, Megatron was planning some grand 'kill the Autobots and attack new frontiers' thing. Except he doesn't kill them and the portal collapsed when the ships reached it.""No one knows what happened to Optimus Prime, Megatron, or the bulk of their forces after that." Gyro says through the speakers."So that it, wars over, everyone loses." You grumble and hop of the Aegis."Not quite." A voice says.You turn and see a new pair of `bots walking towards your group. One is Yellow and red, the other purple and black. Both are armed to their teeth, the red and yellow one with a pair of scater blasters. The purple one has a cannon strapped to his back and an axe at his hip."Repeugnus! Grotesque! `bout time." Doublecross grins at the newcomers."Fashionably late." The purple one says and claps his hands together.The yellow one pokes Doublecross in the chest. "If you had done your job things would have gone a lot smoother."Simpering he says, "Ran into some complications bossbot.">Interrupt them, you have business to attend to.>Introduce yourself and give them a run down.>Turn you attention back to the prisoner.>Other (please specify)
>>35164746>Turn you attention back to the prisoner.Just give them a little nod and while they finish catching up we have some questions that need answering
>>35164798You nod to the Autobots then turn back to the Aegis."You up there!" You call.After a moment you hear the convict say,"Who, me?""Yes you," You growl, "Where`s Swindle right now?""He`s at the space bridge, overseeing the cargo. Probably be stealing everything if that big guy wasn`t there."Big guy. "You mean Carnage?""Uh yeah. Big red dude.Looks like he eats meteors for snacks.""Yes! We have him." Gyros says."That we do." You say while pondering. Carnage would be tough, and Swindle was smarter than anyone really gave him credit for. The two together..."So what do I do with her?" Gyro asks while giving the convict a light shake.>"We bind her somewhere.">"Kill her.">"Give her to Doublecross.">Other (please specify)
>>35165351>"We bind her somewhere."She can be astroclaws new pet project
>>35165351>"Kill her."We bind her than astroclaw might experiment which is a fate worst than death hell she helped us we can help her
>>35165441Worse than death? He seems to enjoy tricking out his projects, regardless of consequences. We'd be doing her a favor.
>>35165351>"We bind her somewhere."Leave her for Astroclaw
>>35165351>Other (Reason)"You talked, and im getting the feeling you're being honest. If we leave you here the mad sciencebot will pick you up and... well it'll be unpleasant. You stick around and keep quiet and we'll drop you off someplace safe, Right Gyro?"Because it'd still be Gyro's decision
>>35165526Isn't a Senator strung up by his wires and ripped in half somewhere in this place?
>>35165809Well... not sure what the story is there. Good point though.
>>35165423>>35165549"We bind her somewhere." You motion for Gyro to drop her and the criminal falls to her knees. "Maybe you can be Astroclaws`new pet project.""Yeah cool." She says in resignation and glances at her one claw-like hand. You end up binding her in the storage room, locking her arm in the weapon rack.You return to the group and find Gyro briefing the other two. Repugnus, the yellow one asks pointed questions about the forces you had come across. The purple one, Grotesque, simply stands there with a stupid smile on his face.When she comes to the part where you met her and Doublecross, Repugnus says "I thought you said he was dead.""I thought so too." She say quietly. Continuing, she says. "So from what we`ve gathered Carnage and Swindle are holed up in energon storage one level down. I say we go and bust there heads." She slams the mace into her palm for emphasis. "Energon storage is gonna be heavily reinforced." Grotesque says."If they have that place locked down we aren`t getting in easily. Probably why the space bridge is in there, when they go they go big.""Bluebot here can teleport." Doublecross says. You snarl. The five of you, plus the Aegis Tank Armour would require a lot of energon to move.>"Better idea. I have these Dimensional Decimaters that might do the trick.">Agree to teleport them.>"I`m sure we can handle the door with our combined strength.">Other (please specify)
>>35166037>Agree to teleport them.We can just shoot everything electrical with our draining gun for a while to make up for it.
>>35166037>Agree to teleport them.Hopefully we can find a map of the place that we can match to our sensors so we don't port into dark emerging or some other weird shit And now I pass out
>>35166140>>35166235"Yeah I can get us down there."Grotesque claps his hands once more."Nice. That gives us the element of surprise."Repugnus nods. "I like it. Soon as we`re down there we`ll take out any of the heavy hitters. I assume you want the target for yourself." He says while looking at Gyro."Carnage is ours.""What about Swindle.""I bet he already fled." You snarl.Repugnus shrugs at that."Time to earn our pay then."Using Grotesques memorized map of the station the group arrives at a small room filled with computers. You sensors confirme that there is a massive amount of energy below, and it is within teleportation range."Before we sally forth, here`s the run down," Grotesque starts, "The storage room is 50 yorns by 50, big enough to hold all the energon this hungry hungry station could require. The space bridge should be at the back, just a guess, with any equipment or what have you close to it along the sides of the walls. No idea about enemy troops. This is a blind drop so hit the floor running."You grimace at that. There is so much energon down there that you can`t get detailed readings."Any questions? No? Ha, alright. Let`s hit it." He says with a grin then slaps a hand on your back and Doublecross` shoulder. You grumble and put a hand on the bulky arm of the Aegis and across from you repugnus grabs its other arm and puts a hand on Doublecross` other shoulder.-zzap->(continued)
>>35166531-zzap-There is a brief sensation of falling as the artificial gravity takes hold. The five of you land hard on the ground, the Aegis nearly toppling as its foot breaks the armoured glass of an energon cell set into the floor.You quickly glance around. Grotesque is right. The massive circular device you assume is the space bridge sits at the far end of the room, opposite of the heavily armoured door. Mechanical equipment surrounds it. Lining the walls are various crates and cases. The group appears to have landed close to the center of the room, closer to the door than the bridge tough. Four goliath drone flank the door, along with a pair of brutes. A number of bulky service drones haul crates to and from the active portal, being overseen by several Decepticons and three Brutes. At the far end you see Swindle staring incredulously at your group over his datapad.Behind him, flanking the space bridge, is the massive, dark silhouette you recognize as the one who had been trading shots with Cetus` ship."Knock knock."Grotesque says, his grin becoming manic and his cannon at the ready. Repugnus raise both of his Scatterblasters and Doublecross readies his sword and a PathblasterYou raise your Energon Harvester and a Pathblaster, your face twisted and viscous."Carnage!" The speakers on the Aegis blare.---------------------------------------------------------Sorry for the short one this week anons, my schedule is kinda full now that school`s in full swing. Should have a really action packed thread for you next Friday afternoon.Questions, comments, concerns and the like all welcome.
>>35166732Thanks for running
>>35166732What the fuck is a yorn?
>>35166774Thanks for joining me!>>35166776Bullshit Cybertronian measurement meant to make Grotesque sound smart.
>>35166913Is it like, a few meters or what?
>>35166959Fuck if I can say mang, been downing shots for the last ten minutes.The room is for Kracken what a football field is for us. Pretty friggen big.